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FY 2010 Justice Assistance Grant Program

Award Information

Award #
Congressional District
Funding First Awarded
Total funding (to date)

Description of original award (Fiscal Year 2010, $95,061)

The Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant Program (JAG) allows states and units of local government, including tribes, to support a broad range of activities to prevent and control crime based on their own state and local needs and conditions. Grant funds can be used for state and local initiatives, technical assistance, training, personnel, equipment, supplies, contractual support, and information systems for criminal justice, including for any one or more of the following purpose areas: 1) law enforcement programs; 2) prosecution and court programs; 3) prevention and education programs; 4) corrections and community corrections programs; 5) drug treatment and enforcement programs; 6) planning, evaluation, and technology improvement programs; and 7) crime victim and witness programs (other than compensation).

The city of Council Bluffs and Pottawattamie County will share a 2010 JAG award, with the city of Council Bluffs serving as the fiscal agent. This award will be used to pay a portion of the personnel and fringe benefits for a Council Bluffs Police Department officer who is participating in the Southwest Iowa Narcotics Task Force. The award will also be used to upgrade the Council Bluffs Police Department's reporting system, so that it can access the State of Iowa's reporting system. This project will allow reports to be sent electronically to the station for approval and will let detectives access the data needed to solve crimes more quickly. As a result, officers will be able to spend more time on the streets and will be able to solve crimes more quickly.


Date Created: August 16, 2010